ST. CATHARINES, ON (August 20, 2022): Rowing and athletics wasted no time earning Team Sask’s first medals of the day. Pepper Howe earned rowing’s first medal of the competition by placing third in the single skull female event. She followed up her bronze medal performance by placing second in the quadruple sculls alongside Lauren Matai, Megan Kish, and Shelby Lane. Athletics followed adding a gold and two silvers. Jasmine Fehr and Jenna McFadyen finished first and second in the women’s 5000m and Bradyn Giraudier won his second silver of the Games, after placing second in the men’s 200m Special O. Teddy Hudye added to his medal count with a bronze in the men’s discuss para male event. Additionally, Team Sask earned three more medals for the day: two medals in sailing finishing second and third in the 2.4 para mix event and a bronze for the men's softball team!
TEAM SASK MEDAL COUNT:
GOLD: 2 | SILVER: 13 | BRONZE: 13 | TOTAL: 28
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
- Post-race reaction by Jasmine Fehr and Jenna McFadyen, athletics
- “I didn’t choose the merch store, the merch store chose me,” Leslie Blyth, mission staff for canoe kayak.
- “Someone in the course yelled “do it for yourself” and it spoke to my soul, and it made me keep pushing” Zoey Bourgeois, cycling. “In 2017, I competed at the Canada games for canoe kayak and I told myself I would come back again for cycling and here I am. When the person yelled “do it for yourself” I realized I’m fulfilling that goal.”
TEAM SASK SPOTLIGHT:
- Rowing had a successful day on the water. Pepper Howe raced to a bronze medal in the single skull female. She then earned a silver medal in the quadruple sculls alongside Lauren Matai, Megan Kish, and Shelby Lane.
- Athletics had another big day on the track, adding three medals in the morning session. Jasmine Fehr and Jenna McFadyen finished first and second in the women’s 5000m and Bradyn Giraudier won his second silver of the Games, after placing second in the men’s 200m Special O. Teddy Hudye wasn’t done after his silver medal performance in shot put para on August 16. He added a bronze medal to his collection after placing third in the men’s discus para.
- Team Sask wins first two medals in Sailing. Wind has been an issue all week, but that didn’t stop Krystle Shewchuk and Paige Butz from ending the day with medals. Krystle Shewchuk earned a silver medal in the 2.4 para mix event and Paige Butz earned the bronze.
- The men’s softball team placed third after being defeated by Team ON 2-5. The men played back-to-back games this afternoon and gave it all they had.
PREVIOUS DAY HIGHLIGHTS:
- ATHLETICS, PARA ATHLETICS, SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Jasmine Fehr earned a gold medal in the women’s 5000m, she was followed close behind be teammate Jenna McFadyen who raced to silver in the same event. Bradyn Giraudier earned his second medal of the Games, this time silver in the 200m Special O. Rounding out the medals for athletics was Teddy Hudye with his second of the Games. He placed third in the discus para to earn a bronze medal.
- BOX LACROSSE (M): Team Sask lost to Team NS 7-9 and will play for seventh in the final round August 21.
- CYCLING: Team Sask was on display at Brock University as the cyclists competed in the criterium on campus. Zoey Bourgeois was the top female finisher placing 17th. Her teammate Nata Kolesova placed 22nd. On the men’s side Fergus English placed eighth, followed by Luca Veeman nineth, Brayden Windor 18th, Carson Ritter 19th and Caleb Bender 40th.
- DIVING: Ali Cey finished 12th in the 1m springboard female and qualifies for the finals August 21. Jamie Spilchak also finishes 12th in 1m springboard male and qualifies for the finals August 21.
- GOLF: Ella Kozak finishes the tournament tied for fifth. She shot 77 in the final round and has a total score of 296. Hallie shot a 78 on the day and finishes 17th overall with a final score of 331. Darien Herlick and Hunter Kutcher finish the tournament tied for 14th. They both shot 81 on the final round and have a total score of 304. In the team mix, Team Sask placed sixth with a final score of 595.
- ROWING: Pepper Howe placed third in the single scull female to earn a bronze medal. She followed that up with a silver medal in the quadruple sculls female along with Lauren Matai, Megan Kish and Shelby Lane. Other top five finishes include a fourth in the lightweight double sculls female (Elsa Lissel-DeCorby and Lauren Matai) and fifth place for the eight with coxswain male (Connor Dodds, Callam Laycock, Grayson Laycock, Elijah Lopez, Johnny McLeod, Max Pally, Boedy Vanthuyne, Max Waslen and coxswain Lily Jedlic)
- SAILING, PARA SAILING: Team Sask earned two medals today on the water. Krystle Shewchuk earned a silver medal in the 2.4 para mix event and Paige Butz earned the bronze. The medal ceremony will take place tomorrow, August 21 at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
- SOCCER (F): Team Sask had a rest day and will play Team NL in the consolation final tomorrow, August 21 at 8:30am EST.
- SOFTBALL (M): Team Sask placed third overall and will go home with bronze.
- VOLLEYBALL: The women’s team played five close sets against Team AB. In the end Team AB won the match 3-1. Team Sask will play for bronze tomorrow, August 21 at 9am EST. The men defeated Team ON within three sets, 3-0 in the semifinals. They will play for gold tomorrow, August 21 at 1pm EST.
PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Scraper
Ashley Dennison, Communications Lead
Team Sask / Saskatchewan Games Council
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